Well, wouldn’t you just know it? I mentioned yesterday when I played ♫ Paperback Writer ♫ that Roger had sent me Rain (the song, not the precipitation that falls from the sky), and told me it was the ‘B-side’ to Paperback Writer. Then he said that it was his favourite Beatles tune, but he didn’t specify which, so I guessed Paperback Writer. WRONG! He meant Rain. So tonight I must make amends, and thus I give you … Rain!
According to SongFacts …
John Lennon wrote most of Rain. It was his first song to get really deep, exploring themes of reality and illusion – after all, rain or shine is just a state of mind.
This was the first song to use a tape played backwards, which created the strange audio effect. John Lennon discovered the technique when he put the tape for “Tomorrow Never Knows” on the wrong